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RB Samaje Perine - Washington Redskins

5-11, 233Born: 9-16-1995College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 4, pick 114 (2017)

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Perine left the second preseason game with an ankle injury


The NFL hype machine is a fickle beast, and Samaje Perine is now keenly aware of how quickly opportunity can come and go. When Washington drafted the 5-foot-11, 233-pound powerhouse in the fourth round last year, fantasy owners salivated at the potential for Perine to become an impact starter for a team desperate to re-establish the running game. A year later, Perine was possibly on his way off the 53-man roster because of Derrius Guice's presence. But things go full circle and Guice's ACL tear gives Perine an entirely new lease on life. He needs a strong few weeks in the preseason to re-establish a lead role, but it's now quite possible. Fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited though as Perine lacked vision and averaged a disappointing 3.4 yards per carry last season. (August 10)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 47, 34, 34, 37, 37, 38, 41, 48, 54, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 57, 39, 44, 44, 46, 51, 52, 54, 57
RB Dynasty - 61, 56, 56, 57, 58, 64, 74, 75

Stats and Projections

2017 WAS 16 175 603 1 24 22 182 1 2
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 170.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 145.0 * * 16.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 180.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 152.0 * * 14.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Samaje Perine's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 174
RB: 66
Overall-PPR: 170
RB-PPR: 57

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Latest News

Redskins | Samaje Perine to miss a week (Fri Aug 17, 02:54 PM) - Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) is expected to miss about one week, according to a source.

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Redskins | Samaje Perine’s injury not considered serious (Fri Aug 17, 12:57 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) is expected to be fine after spraining his ankle in a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16. 'Samaje went in and got checked for (a) twisted ankle, but looks like it's OK. Everything else was negative. Twisted ankle for Samaje,' head coach Jay Gruden said, via the team's post-game transcript.

Our View: Perine is still expected to miss at least a week according to Mike Garafolo from NFL Network, so he won't have a chance to overtake Rob Kelley in the backfield. Look for Kelley to lead the team in carries Week 1 at Arizona.
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Redskins | Samaje Perine suffers injury (Thu Aug 16, 08:38 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 16, and is being evaluated for an ankle sprain.

Our View: Perine was behind Rob Kelley last year and lost a chance to make a case for himself when he left the game. It looks like Kelley will be the starter for Week 1 if Perine can't get back on the field next week.
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Redskins | Samaje Perine odd-man out in D.C.? (Wed Aug 8, 03:12 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine might be the odd-man out on a depth chart with RBs Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. Byron Marshall and Kapri Bibbs are also in the mix for jobs.

Our View: Perine was their lead back for most of his rookie season in 2017 and never really impressed. He's got a somewhat limited skill set as he's primarily a banger between the tackles who lacks homerun speed or receiving ability. Guice should be the lead back for Washington with Thompson serving as the change-of-pace back.
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2018 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Indianapolis Colts
3vs Green Bay Packers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7vs Dallas Cowboys
8@ New York Giants
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13@ Philadelphia Eagles
14vs New York Giants
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Tennessee Titans
17vs Philadelphia Eagles